emergency appeal 2017
violence,restriction on their freedom of movement, and continued violations of international humanitarian and human rights law.
Palestine refugees are among those worst affected bythe conflict. Over 95 per cent of those who have remained in Syria (430,000) are in critical need of sustained humanitarian assistance, while those in Lebanon and Jordan have been pushed into a precarious and marginalized existence due to their uncertain legal status and face limited social protection.
In 2017, UNRWA requires US$ 411 million for its humanitarian response to the Syria crisis. The Agency's humanitarian response will be guided by the following three strategic priorities:
• Preserving resilience through the provision of humanitarian assistance in the form of cash, food and relief items.
• Providing a protective framework for Palestine refugees through helping mitigate their vulnerability by maintaining access to basic services, including education; health; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); and livelihoods, and promoting respect for international humanitarian law (IHL) and international human rights law (IHRL).
• Strengthening humanitarian capacity, coordination and management to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of emergency programme delivery.